Dinky pie range launched at Selfridges

first_imgA range of Dinky pork pies from Doncaster bakery The Topping Pie Company has been launched at the Manchester Selfridges store in honour of British Pie Week (2 to 8 March). Shoppers can also sample a slice at a special tasting on Saturday 7 March from 10am to 4pm at the Exchange Square, Manchester store.Pies on offer will include Dinky Mature Stilton Topped pork pies topped with mature crumbled stilton cheese; the Dinky Apricot and Sultana Topped pork pie and the Dinky Caramelised red onion topped pork pie made with a sweet and tangy caramelised red onion chutney, all 120g.The Dinky range will complement the existing Topping pork pies available at Selfridges, including the Huntsman, Chilli, Scrumpy, Yorkshire Farmers and Traditional products.Two new premium hot eating pies will also be introduced: steak & shallots with portobello mushrooms and creamy cracked black pepper, and chicken with Wiltshire ham and mushrooms.Matthew Topping, sales director, The Topping Pie Company, said: “Capitalising on the growing popularity and trend for mini products, from burgers to desserts, we are delighted to unveil our Dinky Topped pork pies at Selfridges during British Pie Week – it’s a great reason to try a British classic.”last_img read more

Dunn’s Bakery, Crouch End

first_imgEach month we profile a family firm to see how it has passed down through the generations. Here, Dunn’s Bakery charts the changes in its development since the Freeman family took the reinsThe Freeman family have been baking for almost 200 years. Six generations of bakers have worked across numerous businesses starting back in 1820 when Robert Freeman, having travelled to London on a hay wagon from Northamptonshire, found work as a baker.Seven years later, Robert started his own bakery on Highgate Hill, which stayed in the family until the 1930s. From there, the Freeman family branched out, with members starting their own bakeries and David Freeman, Robert’s great-grandson, buying Dunn’s Bakery in 1946. “Dunn’s was built as a bakery in 1850,” says Christopher Freeman, chairman of Dunn’s bakery and David’s son. “The Dunn family ran it until the 1920s and my father bought it in 1946. He decided not to change the recognisable name.”Christopher officially came on board in 1973 after studying at the National Bakery School. However, as one of four siblings, he was never complacent about his potential future at the bakery. “Nothing is worse than the next generation joining the business just because they don’t know what else to do,” he says.Times back then were not easy . “We were just getting into the three-day week, power cuts and electricity rationing. The world was very different.”The product range was also different. “We made a wide range of bread, but most were variations on white. Today, we have browns, sourdough and seeded loaves,” he says. As for the sweet range, this has moved away from what Christopher describes as “afternoon tea fancies”, while Dunn’s savoury offering has expanded with the rise of food-to-go and lines such as crisps, coffee and soft drinks.On the community front, Christopher established National Doughnut Week in 1991 to support a charity, with the celebration still taking place annually.The business, which now bakes seven days a week, employing 45 staff, is rebranding to stay up to date, but traditional qualities keep customers coming back. “The bread comes straight out of the oven into the shop so it’s warm at the point of purchase.”Christopher’s son, Lewis, joined the firm three years ago as master baker, having studied finance and banking at university, followed by traditional bakery training. “He is challenging the status quo,” says Christopher, who recently took a step back from Dunn’s. “In a family business, the older generations can hang around for too long and you’re in danger of staying past your sell-by date. You don’t want to quash the enthusiasm of the next generation.”1820: Robert Freeman first comes to Highgate in North London from Brackley, Northamptonshire to pursue a career as a baker1827: Robert branches out alone1850: Dunn’s Bakery is established by the Dunn family1946: David Freeman buys Dunn’s Bakery in Crouch End, providing a range of traditional fare to locals1973: Christopher Freeman (pictured), a fifth-generation baker, comes on board1991: National Doughnut Week is established, raising over £900,000 for charity The Children’s Trust2017: Christopher takes a step back from the business, handing the reins over to his son, Lewislast_img read more

The people of Split are the first in the world to brew personalized craft beer

first_imgCraft or craft beer is completely different from the beer we are used to from large breweries. In recent years, this trend has significantly refreshed and enriched the offer of beer in Croatia, and today we also find kraft beer in supermarkets.And the new craft story is just being created in Split, and it is unique in the world. Namely, this is a project that aims to enable everyone to become a “master brewer”, ie the opening of a craft brewery and a web platform where everyone can order their personalized craft beer through the site.What kind of pizza do you order when you go to a pizzeria? With prosciutto or tuna, and if you’re really daring maybe with pineapple? Beer also goes with it, and if you have arranged the pizza to your liking, why not beer?The idea is two enthusiasts and future entrepreneurs, Jakša Vuković and Roman Garber, who, with the support of partners and friends, spent a lot of time enjoying, making and comparing various exotic beer combinations. Nearly two years of effort and perfecting recipes will soon turn into a real entrepreneurial venture. All preparations have been completed, and a campaign to fund the necessary equipment should raise the necessary funds for the first deliveries later this year.Their mission is to enable everyone to become master brewers at least once, to create a new combination of flavors they haven’t tried before and to label it with their own labels. To keep the freshness and uniqueness of the kraft beer team behind the project “Brew My Beer” wants to give everyone the opportunity to make a completely personal kraft beer, and to do so they launched a crownfunding campaign on the Indiegogo platform.“The idea is that on our Brew My Beer website you will choose one of several beer styles and add other ingredients as desired. Then you will choose one of the suggested labels or send a photo from which we will make a label for you. Finally, you can name your personalized beer. ” points out Roman Graber, one of the founders, and adds that their beer would be for everyday enjoyment, special occasions such as a bachelor party or trying out combinations that your imagination allows.Crowdfunding campaigns are no longer new, and several successful projects have been implemented in Croatia, such as the cooperative brewery Brlog and their beer Plavuša, the modular table Modulus and the really successful campaign micro: bit STEM revolution. This way of financing allows everyone to participate in small amounts, and in return be rewarded with the product itself or other benefits.Only in 2017 did domestic campaigns collect 15 million kuna for 26 projects, and to date a total of almost 30 million kuna has been collected in Croatia, according to the crowdfunding.hr portal. “Production has been worked out to the smallest detail, but we lack some equipment. For this reason, we have launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds to launch our brewery, the first of its kind in the world. Support us and we will enable you to be a master brewer of your own beer. ” Graber concludes.In the meantime, there is no need to worry about it. ”In addition to ties, pens and torpedoes, why not be the first to have a fully personalized beer. Support these young masters of the brewery, because from today you have the opportunity to participate in this project and be the first to get your completely and completely personal kraft beer. See more about the project and how you can help them HERElast_img read more

Visitors Get a Taste of Atlantic Highlands

first_imgBy Dexter DowneyATLANTIC HIGHLANDS – Judging by the feedback from merchants and visitors alike, the June 10 event Taste of Atlantic Highlands was a huge success and is putting businesses on the comeback trail.The comeback is from the debilitating closing of the Oceanic Bridge that for months severely impacted and disrupted the many restaurants and businesses that make up Atlantic Highlands.Arleen Miller, sales associate at Sherman and Sons Jewelers.Owner Bob Sherman and Arleen Miller of Sherman and Sons Jewelers were delighted with the visitor traffic generated by this new event sponsored by the Atlantic Highlands Chamber of Commerce. They were not giving away free gold and diamonds but they were providing complimentary jewelry cleaning and jewelry cleaner to everyone who stopped in.During the event, visitors paid $30 and were entitled to visit all the participating restaurants and other businesses where they were then given complimentary portions of their special dishes or samples of services and prize drawings at the non-food locations.Wine Bar owner Courtney Rose.Better Homes Realty was taking entries for a drawing for a free travel cooler full of wine and picnic snacks.  Golf Analytics was raffling off free golf lessons while Atlantic Cinema supplied popcorn. Eyes On First gave away eyeglass cleaner and there were samples of sweet creations offered at Joy & Cake and The Flaky Tart.There are 38 locations participating. They were: Carton Brewing Co., Tom’s Cyclery, Atlantic Wines & Spirits, Joy & Cake, The Flaky Tart, Freedom Pottery, Bellisimo the Salon, Jaspan Hardware, Kuny Siam Thai, Eyes on First, Atlantic Cinema, Henry F. Wolf III, Esq., Plush Salon, Sherman and Sons Jewelers, Taffeta Teas, Book Compound, Artz by the Sea and Revere Framing.Michelle Sciria, owner of Freedom Pottery.Also participating were: Town & Surf, Foxhaus, Vintage Variety, Atlantic Bagel, Atlantic Waves Salon, Flower Express, Original Pizza, Salon at 68, FSF Training Academy, NJ Fire Equipment, Charles Matches Financial, Restore Qi Acupuncture, Golf Analytics, Memphis Pig Out, Better Homes Realty, Copper Canyon, Blue Bay Inn, Harborside Grill, Hudson Cafe, On the Deck, Chiafullo’s, Navesink Fishery, Gateway Liquors, Navesink Fitness, Foodtown, Pomodoro, Ralph’s Ices, Walter Mihm’s Steakhouse, Zoe’s Kitchen, The Painted Frame, Thomas Hauser Designs, Eastpoint Fitness, Shore Shakes, Maria’s Pizza, Freezi-Yo, and Philly’s.last_img read more

Barry Commits To Dartmouth

first_imgOn Thursday mourning, Rumon-Fair Heaven basketball standout Brendan Barry is set to sign a national letter of intent to play Division 1 basketball in the Ivy league for Dartmouth. Barry made his commitment on Tuesday night via twitter. Barry finished his high school career as RFH’s all-time leading scorer with 1,812 points and 277 three pointers made.last_img

Jerry Rice says 49ers will win the Super Bowl despite killer second half schedule

first_imgIf it’s Monday, it must be time for Jerry Rice to predict a Super Bowl championship for the 49ers.Yes, this year’s 49ers.Appearing Monday on ESPN’s “First Take,” Rice — whose zeal for his former team makes you wonder if he’s angling for an appointment to the club’s public relations staff —  started slowly, hawking his new book “America’s Game.”Then he got to the meat of the matter. “They’re going to continue winning,” Rice said of his former team. “They’re going to win the whole …last_img

Meetup Listens to Users’ Outcry, Rolls Back Some Changes

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting mike melanson A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Tags:#news#web center_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Last week, we wrote about the virtual user rebellion over at social organization site Meetup. The site had unleashed a drastic redesign that many users said they never saw coming and these selfsame users came out in droves to complain in the site’s feedback forum. In less than 24 hours, nearly 4,000 users came out to vote that the site “give organizers the ability to restore the old format.”While the company hasn’t completely rolled back the redesign, it has come out with a blog post explaining the changes, apologizing and vowing to fix them.One of the big comlaints, as RWW alum Adrianne Jeffries notes on The New York Observer, was that the redesign messed with the existing hierarchy on the site. “Some of the changes made organizers feel like Meetup had taken some of the control over the groups they had carefully cultivated, sometimes for years,” explains Jeffries. CTO Greg Whalin addresses this idea directly, saying that “We in no way set out to indicate that we are devaluing Organizers. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. […] I completely recognize that in some cases, we made mistakes that may have made it feel like this wasn’t the case. For that I apologize.”According to Whalin, the site has already rolled back a number of changes over recent days. Some, he makes frank admissions about, saying that the change should never have been made. “These should never have been removed, and honestly, it was a bit of an oversight that they disappeared,” Whalin writes in regards to user roles and titles on the RSVP list. For the full list of changes, you can read Whalin’s post, but we wonder – will they be enough? Can you really fault a company if they listen to user feedback and respond? 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Putting the Duct Back in Ductless

first_imgOur expert’s opinionWe asked GBA technical director Peter Yost to weigh in. Here’s what he had to say:Nothing like going to the source: I spoke with David Hazel, Regional Manager–Channel Development with Mitsubishi Electric. “No way,” he said unequivocally when I described Jerry Liebler’s proposed hidden and ducted installation. “Any type of restricted, ducted, or pressurized installation such as this will void the warranty.“Show me the detail,” he continued, “but I will tell you right now, you need at least 3 in. of clearance above the indoor unit so that there is no restriction of air flow into the top of the unit and there is plenty of room to access the unit from the top.”I mentioned this issue of the minisplit’s “unsightly” indoor unit heads to GBA Advisor and Passive House architect Steve Baczek. “I have had plenty of clients object to the heads and propose this: Design a flush-mount shelf with the appropriate clearances (see attached detail). Stick this indoor head pocket in all sorts of neat places: the backside of an adjacent closet, kitchen soffit, above a pantry door, stairwell…”Steve used the Mitsubishi spec sheet to get the dimensions right for the closet shelf. This seems like the best of all possible worlds.I doubled back with David Hazel of Mitsubishi on Steve’s proposed detail and he had these comments:Mitsubishi recommends that this type of “pocket” installation include the unit projecting 2 to 3 inches out from the face of the wall, just to be sure that when the indoor unit is in heating mode (when the louvers are angled down for delivery) all of the conditioned air is delivered unobstructed into the room. This is not an issue during cooling since the louvers are set either horizontal or even slight tilted up for cooling.Just how much the unit actually needs to project will be based on the model; different indoor units have slightly different louvers and that can affect the needed projection.Be sure that the pocket is indeed isolated (like a microwave oven shelf) so that the indoor unit is truly and entirely in the space being conditioned. Using the basement as a return plenumJin Kazama suggests that Liebler install the minisplit as intended in a main room of the house and then design a “simple recirculating air system with a simple fan or multiple fans that mix all of the building air together.”In Liebler’s view, his proposal is about as simple as it could get — and his wife won’t have to look at the minisplit head. “With a duct branch to each room and each room having a return grille into the basement, in effect the air handler will move the house air past the minisplit so the minisplit’s temperature sensors etc. will see the average conditions of the whole house,” he says.“What I’m proposing is just what you suggested: a simple ducted air recirculation system, to which I’ve added the ability to hide the minisplit by closing a closet door. I think this system will work much better than any attempt to use ventilation air to equalize temperatures.” Ductless minisplits have a lot going for them. These high-performance air-source heat pumps operate efficiently at much lower outdoor temperatures than standard heat pumps, and they don’t suffer the same energy losses due to leaky ducts. A tight, well-insulated house may need only one or two wall-mounted heads to maintain comfort indoor conditions, in summer and winter.It’s the “wall-mounted” part, however, that not everyone warms up to.That is the case with Jerry Liebler’s wife — or “boss,” as Jerry introduces her in a recent Q&A post at Green Building Advisor.Liebler is convinced a Mitsubishi Hyper Heating system would meet his heating and cooling needs. But the “boss dislikes the looks of minisplit indoor units.”Liebler’s proposed solution is to place the head in a closet along with a small air handler and an outlet duct through the floor.“A ‘shelf’ would run horizontally around the minisplit and the outlet duct of the air handler,” he writes. “With the closet door closed there would, in effect, be a ‘plenum’ above the shelf, pressurized by the air handler.” RELATED ARTICLES Liebler thinks the air handler’s motor would overcome the friction losses of the duct work. Ducts through the closet floor would be connected to conventional ducts to distribute heated or cooled air.“Has anyone done something similar?” he asks. “See any problems?”That’s the topic for this Q&A Spotlight. HVAC Ducts and AccessoriesMini- and Multi-Split-Systems Have you thought of a ducted minisplit?As GBA senior editor Martin Holladay points out, many manufacturers (including LG, Fujitsu, and Mitsubishi) make ducted minisplit systems.“You don’t have to invent (and cobble together) your own ducted minisplit unit,” Holladay writes.Yes, Liebler says, but none of them is capable of heating and cooling more than a couple of rooms, and “none offers the cold weather heating of the [Mitsubishi] Hyper Heat units.” (Mitsubishi says those units will operate at 13 degrees below zero.)“That’s right,” adds Dana Dorsett. “The very low temperature units are only compatible with certain heads, none of which are mini-duct cassettes.“I’ve never seen anybody hacking a standard head with with a separator, but I’d think that a minisplit would have a hard time managing the coil temperature with the outside air flow influences imparted by an air handler driving air through the coil,” Dorsett adds. “The control algorithms for the minisplit’s control are optimized for its own blower pulling and delivering air from a low-impedance equal-pressure air path.” Ductless Minisplit Heat PumpsForced Air HVAC Systems Just Two Minisplits Heat and Cool the Whole HouseInstalling a Ductless Minisplit System Sorry, it just won’t flyKeith Gustafson remains unconvinced. “I do not think your solution will work well,” he says. “The minisplit relies on throwing the air and has a controller that tries to make assumptions about what is going on in the room.“I suggest you build the inside unit into a false soffit or a floor-to-ceiling bookcase to hide its looks. Room to room, install a ventilation system in the closet your propose,” Gustafson says.Kazama is sticking with his suggestion to buy a ducted minisplit, even if the efficiency is lower than the ductless configuration Liebler wants to use.As for Liebler? “I’d be a rich man if I had a single dollar for every time I’ve been told something won’t work and proceeded anyway, almost always getting the exact results I expected,” he replies. “It will work &* well… The performance penalty, especially when it’s really cold, of the ducted systems is simply unacceptable.” GREEN PRODUCT GUIDE last_img read more

Rice, Castro deliver as TNT survives Rain or Shine for semis berth

first_imgBSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. With the scores tied at 114-114, Castro missed a long triple against the defense of J’Nathan Bullock but Rice was there to salvage the two points underneath giving TNT a 116-114 lead with 10 seconds left.“It was a hard-fought victory, and we knew all along that going into the series facing Rain or Shine we will have a hard time,” said TNT head coach Nash Racela. “It just so happened we came out the better team.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutRain or Shine had a chance to either win or tie the game but Bullock’s pass to Beau Belga went out of bounds with 1.4 seconds left on the clock.“The breaks of the game favored us in the end.” Quinto, Nambatac honor late juniors coach with impressive showing Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf PLAY LIST 01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF presidentcenter_img Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City There were 16 lead changes and 16 ties overall in the game but the final six minutes saw the lead change hands five times and the scores knotted up four times.One of those lead changes happened when Bullock put Rain or Shine up 114-112 at the 46-second mark after sinking two free throws.Castro then tied it at 114-114 from the stripe as well after Bullock fouled him with 41 seconds left in the game.Rice led all scorers with 34 points for TNT to go along 16 rebounds, and nine assists while Castro put up 20 points and 12 assists, with four happening in the fourth period.Bullock led the Elasto Painters with 30 points while Belga added 18 points and 10 boards.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES PBA IMAGESGlen Rice Jr. and Jayson Castro made the biggest plays down the stretch to tow TNT past Rain or Shine, 118-114, and into the semifinals in the PBA Governors’ Cup Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The second seeded KaTropa, who had a twice-to-beat edge, lost the first game to the pesky Elasto Painters, 106-102, and needed a strong finish in the do-or-die match to set up with a semis date with Ginebra.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next View commentslast_img read more